The Dallas-Set Queen of the South Is Getting A Second Season.
Lest you thought all those television-related traffic stop-downs in Downtown Dallas ended when James Franco left town last year, the Dallas-set Queen of the South, which was also filmed in town around this time last year, has been now officially been renewed for a second season on the USA Network. (Not that we think anyone should be bitching about those traffic issues.)
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The action-packed drama that pitted Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) against the Dallas drug cartel responsible for her drug dealer boyfriend’s murder, has proved popular with audiences thanks in part to gratuitous sex, violence and explosions.
The show, which airs the final episode of its first season this Thursday, September 15, averages 1.22 million same-day viewers for USA, and 2.26 million when DVR viewers are factored in. That, reports Deadline, makes it “Thursday’s No. 1 cable entertainment program in Prime among P18-49s (952K) and P25-54s (1.08MM), throughout its run.” Per the Dallas Film Commission, the first season of Queen of the South also brought $19 million to Dallas in direct spending.
Here’s hoping that an extended run for the show will give TV viewers from across the country some new Dallas stereotypes for their repertoire that don’t involve philandering oil barons and/or 10-gallon hats.